Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 90 110
Rank change year-on-year +27 +20 -20
Contract jobs citing LAN 40 12 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.13% 0.97% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.10% 4.46% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 64
North East median daily rate £310 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £209 £264 £227
90th Percentile £434 £438 £445
England median daily rate £375 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +3.45% -9.38% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
North East median hourly rate - £9.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -56.63% +46.13%
England median hourly rate £24.00 £17.38 £21.25
% change year-on-year +38.13% -18.24% +11.84%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 199 269 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.55% 21.66% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 214 510
North East median daily rate £365 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +5.47% -18.21%
10th Percentile £208 £195 £205
90th Percentile £510 £536 £456
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 78
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.31 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.82% -48.89% +60.00%
10th Percentile £11.70 £9.10 £15.00
90th Percentile £33.10 £31.80 £36.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% -16.22% +10.61%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the North East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North East region over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +14 22 £318 -20.63% 9
Durham +7 16 £281 -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 29 (72.50%) WAN
2 28 (70.00%) Firewall
3 25 (62.50%) Cisco
4 20 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 20 (50.00%) F5
5 19 (47.50%) Juniper
6 18 (45.00%) HP
6 18 (45.00%) Network Security
7 17 (42.50%) ITIL
8 15 (37.50%) Network Management
9 13 (32.50%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (32.50%) McAfee
9 13 (32.50%) Service Management
10 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
10 10 (25.00%) Wireless
10 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (25.00%) CCNP
10 10 (25.00%) CCNA
10 10 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
10 10 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (22.50%) Decision-Making
11 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
11 9 (22.50%) Cryptography
11 9 (22.50%) VLAN
11 9 (22.50%) Windows
11 9 (22.50%) BGP
11 9 (22.50%) MPLS

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (17.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) IaaS
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
1 1 (2.50%) PaaS
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) WAN
2 28 (70.00%) Firewall
3 18 (45.00%) Network Security
4 10 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 10 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (25.00%) Wireless
5 9 (22.50%) BGP
5 9 (22.50%) MPLS
5 9 (22.50%) OSPF
5 9 (22.50%) VLAN
6 4 (10.00%) VPN
7 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (7.50%) DHCP
7 3 (7.50%) DNS
7 3 (7.50%) WLAN
8 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.50%) FTP
8 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
General
1 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 8 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Network Support
4 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 5 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) IT Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) IT Support
5 4 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) Network Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) Systems Support
7 2 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Handset
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.50%) Life Science
3 1 (2.50%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (2.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.50%) AIX
5 1 (2.50%) HPUX
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) MVS
5 1 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) VME
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) ITIL
2 15 (37.50%) Network Management
3 13 (32.50%) Service Management
4 10 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 9 (22.50%) Cryptography
5 9 (22.50%) Decision-Making
6 8 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (17.50%) Escalation Management
7 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
7 7 (17.50%) Proactive Management
8 6 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (15.00%) Time Management
9 4 (10.00%) High Availability
10 3 (7.50%) Change Control
10 3 (7.50%) ITSM
10 3 (7.50%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
10 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
10 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.50%) Perl
2 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) CCNA
1 10 (25.00%) CCNP
1 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) Degree
4 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 4 (10.00%) JSP 440
3 2 (5.00%) GMP
3 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.50%) Nagios
2 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) Cisco
2 20 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 20 (50.00%) F5
3 19 (47.50%) Juniper
4 18 (45.00%) HP
5 13 (32.50%) McAfee
6 8 (20.00%) Palo Alto
7 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.00%) Extreme Networks
9 5 (12.50%) Remedy
10 4 (10.00%) Aruba
11 2 (5.00%) Amdocs
11 2 (5.00%) BT
11 2 (5.00%) Citrix
11 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
12 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
12 1 (2.50%) BMC
12 1 (2.50%) EMC
12 1 (2.50%) Oracle
12 1 (2.50%) SAP